HAPPENING NOW: IDF planes are dropping leaflets over Gaza, warning residents not to enter the buffer zone along the security border fence during planned riots in the coming weeks.
On Saturday, four Gazan terrorists infiltrated into Israel along the security border fence near Kissufim and attempted to burn down a construction crane which is used for building the underground anti-tunnel wall.
As IDF troops approached the group of terrorists, they returned to Gaza through the hole they had cut in the fence.
In response, Israeli warplanes targeted a Hamas terror-training camp.
“Yesterday, the security fence next to Israel and the Gaza Strip was damaged and there was an attempt to arson an engineering vehicle. In response, moments ago, the IAF targeted a terror objective in a military compound in Rafah, southern Gaza, belonging to Hamas,a terror organization”.
“The IDF will continue to thwart all attempts to harm the State of Israel and will respond severely against those who wish to harm Israeli civilians. Hamas is held responsible for all aggression coming from the Gaza Strip”, the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit said in a statement.
Hundreds of tents are to be erected near the Gaza-Israel border for a six-week protest from March 30 to May 15, in what may stir fresh riots against security forces.
Arabs plan to call for the granting of a right of return for millions of so-called “Palestinian refugees” across the Middle East.
The demonstration has the backing of all political factions and terror groups in Gaza.
Hamas has budgeted $10 million to fund the planned ‘nakba’ riots along the fence.
Israeli media said the army viewed the event as a potential security threat, while authorities were concerned over how to respond if violence erupted with women and children among the protesters.